SINCE the Western Suburbs Magpies and the Balmain Tigers merged in 2000 they have enjoyed very little success. Prior to merging both the Magpies and Balmain were struggling to compete against the top sides. The merger of the 2 clubs seemed like a brilliant idea at the time, and the multi million dollar offer to entice them to do so seemed to good to resist.
THE international arena, where reputations are made and, destroyed, where Friday showed a game of such one sided proportions, I am sure the applause will continue to reverberate for the coming week!.
WITH a few of the teams in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup competition having no chance of making the Top 5, the pressure was now off and some great games resulted.
THE National Rugby League's crackdown on spear tackles has resulted in eight players being charged with dangerous throws by the judiciary on Monday.
SYDNEY Roosters lock Luke Ricketson has been cleared of a fractured rib but remains in doubt for the National Rugby League club's game against Cronulla on Saturday night.
FRIDAY night footy saw a tough face off with the Roosters overcoming the Raiders in a top of the table clash at Aussie Stadium. Canberra came away as proud losers and will take a lot of positives from the match.
PENRITH Panthers coach , John Lang has named an unchanged line up from last weeks thriller against the Dragons to play the Brisbane Broncos.
TUESDAY, 5 August 2003 - Newcastle Knights
THE Canberra Raiders welcome back Troy Thompson to the side for this weekend's clash with the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
R2K'S Lachlan McLean recently caught up with Robert Stone (Executive Officer - St.George DRLFC) who outlined what the future holds for OKI Jubilee Stadium and his thoughts on the successful return of the Dragons to the venue in 2003.
ALLIGHT South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Paul Langmack has made changes to the side defeated 62-12 by the Bulldogs for this Saturday night?s clash with the Wests Tigers.
RADISSON Maine Wests Tigers Head Coach, Tim Sheens has announced his team for the game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, on Saturday 9 August 2003 at Leichhardt Oval. Kick off is at 7.30pm.
MELBOURNE Storm will be without Queensland hooker Cameron Smith for this Sunday?s clash with the Bulldogs at the Sydney Showgrounds, but the club is hopeful prop Mitchell Sargent will be available.
TODAY the Chairman of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Mr Keith Brodie announced Denis Keeffe would stay as Chief Executive at least until the end of 2006.
AUSTRALIAN, NSW and Knights captain Andrew Johns will travel to Sydney today to have a CT scan on his injured neck.